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    1. Diabetes and Holiday Stress

      The holidays are right around the corner, and they often come with a heaping helping of stress. That extra tension can seriously affect your blood sugar, experts say, in at least two significant ways. 1. Hormonal changes. Stress wreaks havoc on your hormones, and the release of stress-related hormon

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    2. Don't Take a Holiday From Fitness

      Yes, it's easy to slip out of your fitness routine during the holidays. But staying active is key for managing diabetes. Regular exercise can lower your blood sugar levels and improve how your body uses insulin, says Erin Palinski-Wade, RD, a certified diabetes educator and personal trainer. Try the

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    3. Healthy Holiday Appetizers

      'Tis the season for socializing! Beyond the major holidays, your calendar is likely packed with office parties, neighborhood open houses, and family get-togethers … and your regular eating schedule is apt to get thrown out of whack. But with these tips -- and some new veggie-based appetizer recipes

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    4. How Does Type 2 Diabetes Affect Memory?

      Q&A with Elizabeth Seaquist, MD, professor of medicine, University of Minnesota Medical School's Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism. Q. How does type 2 diabetes affect memory? A. Studies show that people with type 2 diabetes are at increased risk for Alzheimer's disease. They're also

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    5. Diabetes News Roundup

      206: Number of calories a 50-year-old, 150-pound woman burns during 30 minutes of shoveling snow. A 200-pound man the same age burns 276 calories. Source: HealthStatus 15: Grams of sugar in a cup of homemade hot cocoa with whole milk. Source: USDA 14: Grams of sugar in an average candy cane. It also

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    6. The Dos and Don'ts of Diabetes Care

      If you recently found out you have diabetes, these tips will help you get a handle on caring for yourself. Know the basics. It will help you a lot to have a firm grasp on what causes diabetes, what measures you should take to manage it, and what can help you avoid related health problems. Ask your d

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    7. How to Overcome Diabetes Burnout

      Let's be honest: The day-to-day routine of living with diabetes -- testing your blood sugar, taking medications, counting carbohydrates -- can wear a person out. Many people go through times when they feel frustrated or defeated by the disease. Some even choose to ignore parts (or all) of their trea

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    8. Do You Make Good Food Choices?

      Holiday buffets are notorious diet-wreckers. And when you have diabetes, a table piled with high-carb, high-fat treats is a blood-sugar disaster waiting to happen. WebMD diabetes community member max9821 avoids weight gain and sugar swings by planning ahead and brown-bagging meals. "I make sure I ha

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    9. Your Holiday Wellness Guide for Type 1 Diabetes

      What's the best way to manage your type 1 diabetes during the holiday frenzy? Slow down. Give yourself plenty of time to get your errands done. Eat the foods that make your holidays special, but be aware of what and how much you enjoy so you can adjust your insulin. While changes from the usual rout

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    10. Man Who Lost His Vision Now Helps Others

      I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when I was 9 years old -- 42 years ago -- and back then we didn’t have many tools to manage the disease. It was basically "take your one shot of insulin per day and hope for the best." And that was pretty much how I managed diabetes. I was a sophomore in college

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